Friday, August 12, 2016

The Witnesses (BookShot) by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois

authors James Patterson
             Brendan DuBois

Quick read, confusing at times, fast-paced and suspenseful otherwise
I found this book to be confusing yet left me guessing throughout. I didn't feel a connection in the beginning. I kept trying to figure out what on earth this family was under protection for, what could they have done or seen to create this situation. An archaeologist, a freelance writer, and their two children plus their keeper are holed up in a strange house in a small town (seems like a deadly town to me). Suddenly removed from their site in Tunisia by US helicopter without knowledge of what they have done leaves me wondering, too. This is an interesting book regardless. Beginning with a very unusual death, the main characters outside of the family seem to be odd to say the least. The rules the family must go by are to be strictly adhered to and they are under their "keeper's" constant scrutiny. But he is in fact their protector. Former/retired police officers also play a role, sometimes bringing some humor to the storyline. Overall, in the end I found some answers, but also questions. That said, there is a feeling of wishing it hadn't taken so long. Also, there appear to be some loose threads. Still, I read the book in one go, there was certainly suspense and it did keep my attention throughout. I would certainly give these authors another go, either singly or as a duo, to see if this is just a result of two authors.

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